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Old 05-20-2013, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TCW View Post
We are the only company in our area that utilizes reel mowers to mow hybrid Bermuda, and our 2 John Deere triplex reel mowers (purchased from the local Country Club where they were used to mow tees and fairways) are bench set at 1/2". As the temps climb to the upper 90s and into the 100s, I'll raise the height to 9/16" or even 5/8", depending on how much rain we get. All of the turf is thriving right now at this height, and we really aren't seeing many weeds with the combination of height and pre-emergent we put on in February.
Do you ever have a problem with scalping or tall grass from low spots b/c the customer's lawn isn't perfectly flat or even?

That's one of the reasons I haven't used or recommended that my customers cut with reels. I like reels, but I haven't seen many home lawns that are smooth enough to use one without scalping or high spots.
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